Mutton Thengapaal Curry ~ Mutton Coconut Milk Gravy

Today is our 10th wedding anniversary. It all seems like yesterday… The last few months have been an awfully bumpy experience, which tested the shores literally, still Alhamdulillah, we have survived. I strongly believe that any tests that comes your way is from the Almighty to know your determination and your sincere intentions, it is all about doing our best and leaving the rest to Him. As I keep telling a lot of people who are married and getting married – always pray hard for your marriage, for your spouse… it does make a lot of difference, irrespective of how you see your marriage. My only prayer this year is to go on forward and hopefully become better husband and wife over the coming years, maturing into our relationship… πŸ™‚ Last year, I had baked the Eggless Tiramisu Cake, which was the first “fully furnished” cake I had made and one of the most viewed recipe on the blog! This year, too I am making something on the similar lines, keeping my fingers crossed that it would turn out well! If it does, it would for sure appear on the blog, hopefully pretty soon… πŸ™‚


Not going to share with you any sweet recipe, but a lovely mutton curry that I adore due to the coconut milk in it… I mean mutton cooked in loads and loads of coconut milk, that would at the end of it all, literally dance on your taste buds!!! It is so easy to prepare but then the final taste is just something that I wouldn’t want to explain, not to mention the use of ghee for tempering takes the curry to the next level. I guess it is better to be prepared and relished, to know it all… πŸ™‚Β Recipe adapted from “Magic Oven” by Lakshmi Nair


Mutton Thengapaal Curry ~ Mutton Coconut Milk Gravy

Course Curry
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 750 gm mutton
  • 3 medium onions thinly sliced
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup thick coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp ghee
  • 5 shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • Cook ingredients from mutton to thin coconut milk in pressure cooker till done. Let the pressure go by itself.
  • Open the lid, add the thick coconut milk. Simmer for 5 minutes. Finally add in the coriander leaves.
  • Fry shallots and curry leaves in ghee and pour into curry. Serve hot with rotis or rice.

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  1. Such an easy curry Rafee! You always come up with such quick and tasty dishes. Yummmm….

    1. Thank you so much dears…

  2. Happy Anniversary to both of you. Keep the flame going and I can understand how marriage sometimes is like; ups and downs yet we make it work. The curry is fabulous and yes, coconut milk works for the extra explosion of flavors.

    1. Thank you so much dear Nava…

  3. Super dear..happy anniversary!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  4. Easy easy curry.Happy Anniversary.Hugs Rafee

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  5. Mom makes it also the same way rafee and I love it πŸ™‚ Really this is a super easy and yummy curry

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  6. Happy anniversary , ya ups and downs are part of this deal but it makes relation strong, that's ehat I learned from our 21 yrs of experience. Curry looks super tempting.

    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, Linsy…

  7. Hugs Rafee. May you guys have many more years of happy and blessed togetherness.
    And of course, the mutton curry sounds delish. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya dear… πŸ™‚

  8. very easy curry …….. Happy anniversary dear…

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  9. happy anniversary!!! Marriage is a lot of work and also lots of prayers with a good heart. And of course, there is also the old saying the way to the man's heart is through his stomach πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha Nammi… unfortunately HD's stomach is quite tough to please… thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  10. drooling here..yummy!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  11. Easy n tasty luking mutton gravy ..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  12. vaayil kappal odikaam eppol….ahhh…one more week and the lent would be over… then I can eat it ..angane orthu eppol thalkalatheke samadhanikkam… the curry looks so tempting…

    1. Thank you so much Anupa…

  13. Happy anniversary to both of u and mutton curry looks sooo tempting and it seems to be so creamy and the coconut milk added will give heavenly taste ……

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  14. Gravy look so yum and easy…Happy Marriage Anniversary to both of you…

    1. Thank you so much Bhawna…

  15. looks super tempting n mouthwatering….Happy anniversary!!

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  16. MashaAllah! 10 yrs! May Allah make it easy for you both in ur future journey..
    This mutton curry is my all time favourite..My mom too makes it the similar way… great with neychoru and thenga choru..

    1. InShaAllah dear… JazakAllah khairan…

  17. Easy to make tasty mutton curry. Serve me this curry with half a dozen pathiri Rafee. Will finish it off in seconds. So inviting curry.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  18. Congratulations Rafeeda!!. Happy anniversary.. Lovely recipe..

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  19. Happy anniversary Rafeeda πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Harini… πŸ™‚

  20. Bookmarking this Rafeeda. Looks delicious

    1. If you try, do let me know dear…

  21. Happy wedding milestone to Mr and Mrs Sweet Tooths! InsyaAllah many more wonderful years to come, ups and downs are the usual dear, thats what sweeten up our lives..and this curry is bookmarked!

    1. InShaAllah dear… if you do try, do let me know… hope u will enjoy it…

  22. Congrats.. Happy anniversary.. I am not a big fan of mutton but ur curry looks very tempting.. bookmarking the recipe…

    1. Thank you so much Sharan…

  23. I am not a fan of mutton, but you tempted me Rafeeda due to the ease to prepare this and by the looks of it. Simply yummy!!!

    1. Thank you so much Shibi…

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

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